ELA Annual Conference and Dinner 2019

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Date:
Tue, 25 Jun 2019
City:
London (National)
Venue Address:
Royal Lancaster London,
Lancaster Terrace,
London W2 2TY
Speaker(s):
See full programme
Event Type:
Annual Conference
Duration:
Conference times: 9.15am for 9.45am start until 5.30pm; Dinner times: Reception at 6.30pm Dinner at 7.45pm
CPD hours:
5.00
Status:
Spaces Available
ELA Annual Conference and Dinner 2019
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Conference and Dinner times: Conference: 9.15am for 9.45am start until 5.30pm;  AGM 5.45-6.15pm; Drinks reception: 6.30pm; Dinner: 7.45pm         

Conference fee: £325 + VAT full price. 

There is a 30% out-of-region discount and a 50% discount to members working in the voluntary sector and to pupil barristers and barristers with less than 2 year’s call available on the full rate (there is no deadline to take up these discounts).

Dinner fee: £50 + VAT 

The conference opens with a plenary session

Race equality in the UK – a work in progress

Chair: Paul McFarlane, Capsticks and Chair of ELA Legislative & Policy Committee

Panel:

Zaheer Ahmad MBE JP, Head of Strategic Delivery, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Ernst & Young LLP

Kiran Daurka, Leigh Day; Co-Chair of ELA working party on Ethnicity Pay Reporting

Sandra Kerr, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community

Dr Nicola Rollock, Reader in Equity & Education, Goldsmiths, University of London

Break Out sessions

The Quick View timetable for the break out sessions can be viewed here

GROUP ONE 12noon to 1.15pm

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime: addressing some of the tricky issues employment lawyers are tackling
Speakers
: Jason Butwick, Dechert LLP and Richard Leiper QC, 11KBW
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Repeated 4.15pm to 5.30pm; Westbourne 1)

IR35: what employment lawyers need to know
Speakers: John Dunlop, Tax Partner DACBeachcroft LLP and Chris Stone, Devereux Chambers
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Repeated 2.30pm to 3.45pm; Westbourne 2)

How to Help your Barrister to Win your Employment Tribunal Case: tactics in the Tribunal
Speakers: Jason Braier and Orlando Holloway, 42 Bedford Row
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Westbourne 3)

What’s the status on worker status?
Speakers: Lydia Bannerjee and David Reade QC, Littleton Chambers
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Repeated 2.30pm to 3.45pm; Westbourne 4)

Whistleblowing and Discrimination Claims involving directors, partners and LLPs
Speakers: Claire Darwin, Matrix and Annabel Mackay, Baker McKenzie LLP
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Repeated 4.15pm to 5.30pm; Nine Kings)

National Minimum Wage: traps and tips
Speakers: Michael Hardiman and Simon Rice-Birchall, Eversheds Sutherland
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Beech)

GROUP TWO 2.30pm to 3.45pm

GDPR One Year In: what practical lessons have we learned?
Speakers: 
Piers Leigh-Pollitt, Doyle Clayton and Dr Laura Scaife, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
(2.30pm to 3.45pm; Westbourne 1)

IR35: what employment lawyers need to know
Speakers: John Dunlop, Tax Partner DACBeachcroft LLP and Chris Stone, Devereux Chambers
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Repeated 2.30pm to 3.45pm; Westbourne 2)

Sexual Misconduct Investigations: how to manage the employment, regulatory and criminal aspects
Speakers: Beth Hale, CM Murray, Matthew Hardcastle, Kingsley Napley and Robbie Sinclair, Allen & Overy
(2.30pm to 3.45pm; Repeated 4.15pm to 5.30pm; Westbourne 3)

What’s the status on worker status?
Speakers: Lydia Bannerjee and David Reade QC, Littleton Chambers
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Repeated 2.30pm to 3.45pm; Westbourne 4)

The Imprecise Science - practical lessons from recent business protection cases
Speakers: Peter de Maria, Doyle Clayton and Mohinderpal Sethi QC, Littleton Chambers
(2.30pm to 3.45pm; Nine Kings)

Acting For and Against an Insolvent Employer
Speakers: 
Chris Baker and Adam Hartley, DLA Piper LLP
(2.30pm to 3.45pm; Beech)

GROUP THREE 4.15pm to 5.30pm

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime: addressing some of the tricky issues employment lawyers are tackling
Speakers:
Jason Butwick, Dechert LLP and Richard Leiper QC, 11KBW
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Repeated 4.15pm to 5.30pm; Westbourne 1)

On the Bright Side – managing positive action under the Equality Act successfully
Speakers: Simi Dubb, Global Diversity and Inclusion Director, Centrica Plc, Ijeoma Omambala, Old Square Chambers and Jessica Prandle, Head of Diversity and Engagement, Judicial Appointments Committee
(4.15pm to 5.30pm; Westbourne 2)

Sexual Misconduct Investigations: how to manage the employment, regulatory and criminal aspects
Speakers: Beth Hale, CM Murray, Matthew Hardcastle, Kingsley Napley and Robbie Sinclair, Allen & Overy
(2.30pm to 3.45pm; Repeated 4.15pm to 5.30pm; Westbourne 3)

Preventing and Resolving Conflict: in the workplace and the tribunal: it’s never too soon to consider and it’s sometimes too late
Speakers: Camilla Palmer QC (Hon), Your Employment Settlement Service (YESS) and Acting Regional Employment Judge Wade, London Central Employment Tribunal
(4.15pm to 5.30pm; Westbourne 4)

Whistleblowing and Discrimination Claims involving directors, partners and LLPs
Speakers: Claire Darwin, Matrix and Annabel Mackay, Baker McKenzie LLP
(12 noon to 1.15pm; Repeated 4.15pm to 5.30pm; Nine Kings)

Resilience in the Face of Change
Speaker: Dr Alan Watkins CEO and Founder of Complete Coherence
(4.15pm to 5.30pm; Beech)

Timetable overview

From 9.15am     Registration and Tea/Coffee

9.45am               Welcome from the Chair

10.00am             Plenary Session

11.30am             Tea/Coffee

12.00pm           Break out Session 1

1.15pm              Lunch

2.30pm            Break out Session 2

3.45pm             Tea/Coffee

4.15pm           Break out session 3

5.30pm             Close of conference

5.45-6.15pm      AGM

6.30pm              Drinks reception

7.45pm             Dinner

Accommodation

The conference and dinner fees do not include accommodation. We have a small allocation of bedrooms on the nights of Monday 24 June and Tuesday 25 June 2019 at the Royal Lancaster London. The rate is £225 B&B (single occupancy) + VAT.  The hotel will release any unsold bedrooms on 23 May 2019. 

We recommend you look at the Royal Lancaster’s best available rates online as it may be cheaper than our rate. However, as we get closer to the date, our rate will be cheaper than their online rates.